Flix Friday, January 16, 2015 - 05:30
​The News Minute| January 16, 2015| 1.00 pm IST Here are our picks for the top three stories about Indian media this week. News Laundry's story tracing how Reliance has bailed out not just Network 18, but NDTV's holding company too. The story says that apart from owning Network 18,  Reliance has routed money to NDTV also.A News Laundry investigative report shows that Reliance Ventures Limited offered an unsecured loan worth Rs. 403 crore, albeit indirectly, to Radhika Roy Prannoy Roy (RRPR) Holding Private Limited, which holds 29% stake in NDTV. News Laundry says that both NDTV and Reliance has refused to respond. Huff Post story on The Hindu's no-gift for Pongal Breaking away from the long tradition of gifting sarees and dhotis to its employees on Pongal, The Hindu’s holding company Kasturi & Sons Limited did away with it this year. The company’s Vice President sent a letter to all its employees that given the “challenging financial position” of the company the employees needed to “balance sentiments.”  However, tradition aside, would the employees bother about this. After all who would want a saree and a dhoti as a gift these days. TNM story on the use of 66A in Kerala on editors who carried adverse reports about Kochi mayor The draconian section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act showed up its ugly face again, this time in Kerala, when police acted against editors of two online news portals, arresting one of them for persistently asking questions about the Kochi Mayor – his foreign trips and allegations that public money was being used for the construction of his house. The manner in which the incident occurred makes one look at the police action with suspicion.  Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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